The Clock

The old clock stands on the mantel shelf

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [The old clock stands on the mantle-shelf]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The old clock stands on the mantle-shelf,
And sings the whole day long;
The moments fly and the time goes by
To the measure of its song.

Tick, tock, tick, tock,
Sings the old clock,
Tick, tock, tick, tock;
Be true, be kind,
Joy you will find,
Tick, tock, tick.

2 The old clock says to the little folks,
“Remember what I tell!
Then time’s swift wing will be sure to bring
A happy life to you!”

Tick, tock, tick, tock,
Sings the old clock,
Tick, tock, tick, tock;
Give hope, give cheer,
All day, all year,
Tick, tock, tick.

3 The old clock says to us, one and all,
“Be good, and kind, and true,
Then time’s swift wing will be sure to bring
A happy life to you!”

Tick, tock, tick, tock,
Sings the old clock,
Tick, tock, tick, tock;
Be brave, be strong,
All your life long,
Tick, tock, tick.


Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #189

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The old clock stands on the mantel shelf
Title: The Clock
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Tick, tock, tick, tock
Publication Date: 1910
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #189

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